Making a difference on the ground

The Royal Children’s Hospital recognises that the journey from childhood to adolescence and adulthood can be exciting, complex and challenging, both physically and psychologically.

That’s why it is concerned with children at all stages of their development, from birth through to the transition to adult healthcare.

Through its Centre for Adolescent Health at William Buckland House, the Hospital has led the way in adolescent health research and practice that is increasingly recognised nationally and internationally.

The Centre for Adolescent Health recognises that as children grow up, their needs and problems change. It equally recognises that the needs and problems experienced by contemporary young people are very different from those of previous generations.     

Together with its campus partner, The University of Melbourne, and its links with the community, the centre aims to take its practical and clinical skills and its research understandings out to those in the community who are working with young people aged 10 to 24.

As centre director, Professor Susan Sawyer says – “it’s about making a difference on the ground, where it matters”.

The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation, Melbourne

The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne is the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria and provides a full range of clinical services and health promotion and prevention programs for infants through to adolescents.

The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation plays a vital role in providing additional funding to support important research projects and purchase state of the art medical equipment to ensure that every child receives the very best treatment now and into the future.
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